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multiple administrations of both parties and now it is an effective reality. what mr. trump has not lady out is how he plans to deal with north korea differently if at all in mr. obama. china has the most influence on north korea but donald trump at least during the campaign has talked about a much more aggressive stance towards china as well. >> jim sciutto reporting for us. that's it for me. thanks for watching. erin burnett "outfront" start right now. "outfront" next. trump says he's quitting his business. this as he picks more billionaires to join his cab. his pick for commerce secretary "outfront" tonight. and president elect trump speaks with the leader of a country where osama bin laden hid in plain sight. why did he reportedly call the country and it's people fantastic. let's go "outfront."
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i'm erin burnett. "outfront" tonight cutting ties. donald trump in a series of tweets promising to leave behind his global business empire. this in response the a growing call he remove himself from conflicts of interest. announcing i am leaving my great business in total in order to fully focus on running the country in order to make america great again. while i'm not mandated to do so under law i feel --. but his post left a lot more questions than answered. still unknown. what does that mean? does he surrender complete ownership? sell the whole thing and just put the cash in a blind trust? and also unveiling his economic team. steve minuchin, who is already promising big tax cuts. >> we're going to have a big middle income tax cut. another big part of this. taxes are way too complicated
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and people spend way too much time worrying about ways to get them lewer. >> wilber ross for commerce secretary, investor known for restructuring failed companies and the man who's the architect of the trump's trade plan. and todd richts, co-owner of the chicago cubs, nominate forward dominant. i want to begin with sunland surfati. this could be a major piece of news, the biggest in some time if it means what he says it means, trump separating himself from his business. >> that's right. and there are a lot of questions still as you point out tonight. but this issue of potential conflicts of interest with his business is one that's already been dogging his future in the white house. trump taking some steps showing he intends to address this controversy in some small way. taking to twitter this a series of tweets announcing he'll take a step back and break himself off from his businesses.
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and notably this is a shift in his positiveture from only one week ago. last week he was sitting down with the new york city and says he thinks he can be president and run his business 100% at the same time. but there certainly is a lot of questions now how this will work going forward. will will he be able to? and the big question is how will this work with his adult children going forward? these details are scarce but trump promising more details in the days and weeks to come, including at a press conference he'll hold here on december 15th and his adult children would be there as well. >> b sun hland. and one common theme among his top picks, wealth. massive wealth. >> on the verge of becoming billionaire and chief. and filling out his administration with candidates who are a lot like him.
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rich. >> you want people who have been successful. you want people who have done dl. >> reporter: wilbur ross is reported worth $2.5 billion. he's an avid art connoisseur with an election reported over $150 million. and todd rickets. the sign of the billionaire family that founded td ameritrade and part own overt the chicago cubs. trump's pick to run the administration, betsy devos. and on the campaign trail trump regularly hammered a corrupt connection between wall street and washington. >> when you cast that ballot, just picture a wall street boardroom filled with the those who have been bleeding your country and everybody place else and imagine when you tell them
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you're fired. >>. >> directly from wall streets. his pick from treasury secretary steve minuchin spent years aft goldman sachs. and even trump's picks that aren't thought of as captains of industry are wealthy. -- estimated to be worth more than $20 million. jeff sessions, is worth around 7 million based on estimates and don't forget about mitt romney. a finalist for secretary of state. >> the people he selected as mebsz of his cabinet are solid, effective canable people. >> reporter: romney's net worth was a target of criticism during the campaign. and not all trump's picks are the millionaires. at this point the one person
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tapped for a post that requires senate approval that is not a millionaire is mike pompeo, he's picked to run the cia. >> and "outfront" tonight. wilbur ross. thank you for being here with me. trump's campaign was propelled to great success by the populist economic manage. and you are one of three billionaires tapped. he himself is a billionaire. do you think that is a contradiction in this any way? >> not at all. i've gotten along quite well with the steel uniand united auto workers. the teamsters, the textile workers. the fact that you are successful doesn't mean you can't relate to working people. >> and you now are a key part of trump's --.
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on trade. he's going redo america's trade deals and that was a big part of his some speeches. what is the first thing you are going to do on day one? nafta up for renegotiation? >> we're working out the fine point details but nafta is a logical starting point. that was a very large part of his campaign. >> so nafta is logical. what can be revived in the u.s. economy? when you talk about some of the jobs you worked and you worked with the steel workers union and others. coal, steel, those were industries you restructured. in the u.s. economy right now are those the jobs to revive? does the u.s. want coal jobs? >> well the coal's problem is not so much export and it is certainly not so much import. coal problems are the epa and utilities and competition from natural gas. in terms of improving the exports, a lot of products we sell to countries that we have a
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trade deficit with but which they also buy from other countries. so there is room to increase our market share of what we sell to those same parties. >> and what industries are those? is that steel -- >> every kind of manufacturing. we are beat an importer and exporter of steel. >> you think question export more. >> i think we can find a lot of manufactured products that we can export more. but to get there we have to get rid of the some of the artificial barriers that countries put. for example china is the world's biggest exporter. but they are also the people with one of the highest tariffs on i imports in the whole world. that seems a little oxymoronic. >> and on that issue trump has threatened 45% tariffs on chinese imports to the u.s. it's a threat -- >> here is what he actually said. what he said was if it turns out that the chinese currency is
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overvalued by as much as 45% and if they won't negotiate, then it may become necessary to threaten them with with as much as a 45% tariff. that is not willy-nilly slapping a 45% tariff on everything. >> right but it is hoping that they would believe he would do it. they have to believe him. >> [ inaudible ]. >> so you think he really will and -- >> i'm saying is this. i've negotiated with him over the years and he's not a bluffer. so if he says he will do something in a negotiation -- i'm not talking about the campaign speech. in an actual negotiation. if me says you don't this, i will do that. you bet your booty he will do it. >> so he means it when it comes to china. >> i didn't say that he'll put a 45% tariff on everything. what i said is if in a negotiation you goet to a
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sticking point and it is this or that he will not blink. >> you and donald trump over the years both at times being democrats. you have known him for a long time. >> yes i have. >> what do you think about him over the years sf how has he changed? how will he govern? will he be impulsive as critics say or more considered? >> i don't agree with the characterization of being impulsive. look at the appointments that he's made. look at the list he gave for supreme court. very few objections to that. those were all serious, well-qualified jurors. look who he picked for a running mate. serious, well-qualified person. the nominees he's made so far -- leave me out. but the other nominee he's made for cabinet. these are real people. these are successful people. think about the imp cakes of that.
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>> and you believe in him. >> you bet i do. i wouldn't be giving up my day job for any other reason except i believe in him, i believe in america and i believe it is going to work just fine. and we already have a partial report card. all the nay sayers on the left was saying oh going to be a terrible crash. oh there is going to be an immediate recession. i don't see it. i see a bull market has happened. i see record-breaking prices. and pretty soon next year or so, you are going to see some real impact on the economy. they are simply wrong to knock it. >> i appreciate it. "outfront" donald trump delivers on a campaign promise to keep jobs in indiana. and why has trump gone from
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preparing to head to indiana to celebrate his first deal as president elect, announcing he reached an agreement with carrier, the air-conditioning company to keep about a thousand jobs in its plant in indianapolis and moments ago carrier speaking out saying the incentives offered by the state were an important consideration. obviously that could be a good determinen't but we don't have the details we need.ant but we the details we need. it was a big promise for trump. >> reporter: president elect donald trump taking credit for saving american manufacturing jobs from going to mexico. a campaign promise he made to carrier employees in indianapolis. >> but we're not going to let them just take our companies out, fire everybodyem. these with people with carrier for many years. we're not going to let it happen. >> trump and carrier both tweeting overnight they have reached a deal to keep close to
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1,000 jobs in indy after the company's announcement back in february. >> -- for long-term is to move production from our facility in minneapolis to monterey, mexico. >> the parent company planned to move its plant. saving the company according to the workers union more than $65 million a year in labor costs. a move said would have destroyed many's lives. >> i give him a 100% of the credit. i wasn't a trump supporter. and in fact i hammered him pretty good. and when i see him tomorrow i'll tell him, i hammered your ass pretty good but i'm going to give you credit because what you said you were going to do you fairfield that promise and i
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appreciate it. -- fulfilled that promise. >> reporter: -- he thought the deal was a terrific opportunity. >> the president elect and the vice president picked up the phone and called the ceo of united technologies and told him we wanted to keep jobs here. i can't remember the last time a president did that. >> team trump crediting vice president elect mike pence who's the current governor of indiana for helping persuade care dwroer stay. >> the government was heavily involved in terms of making sure there was a package of proposals to incentivize him to say. >> what's not clear yet are the terms of the deal. on the campaign trail trump called for imposing a tariff on imported goods outside the country. >> when you sell your air conditioners you are going to pay a 35% tax as those cross the border. and do you know what's going to happen? they are not going to move. >> now employees at a neighboring plant rexnord are
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hoping trump will step in to prevent their jobs from going to mexico too. >> i've got two kids. three in college. this isn't my first rodeo. that has happened to me before and it is tough to start over and do again but that is what we do. >> and trump and pence will be here at the carrier plant on the very floor where ten months ago the owners made that announcement to their employees saying they were going to mexico. one worker captured it on his cell phone and posted it on youtube. it went viral. trump saw the viral video and made it a critical point of his campaign. tomorrow it's comes full circle. >> joining me now david gergen. mark preston. jeffrey lord, and keith boykin, a former clinton white house aide. is this a give credit where credit is due? he made this promise on the trail again and again and again and critics will say it is only
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a thousand. but that is a thousand individual lives now impacted by this. that is significant. does he deserve credit? >> well yes he deserves credit for this. it is good short-term politics but potentially bad long-term economic strategy. i remember when barack obama negotiated the auto bail out and everybody worried about the moral hazard of reverse incentive. >> other companies -- >> encourages other companies to do the same thing. so you can't continue do this as a regular policy to try to bring back jobs in the manufacturing sector. and even if you do it would take decades to bring back the manufacturing jobs that have been lost since 2000. >> was telling me you can't expect trump to keep doing this. making phone calls. it is done company to company. on a practical level i don't know how one does that. that is a lot of phone calls and individual negotiations and it doesn't work like that. but that is what he did here.
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>> he'll find a way. one thing i think this signifies. and david i think it was when ronald reagan fired the air traffic controllers. when a president is decisive and right out of the box and in that case reagan fired the flight controllers who belonged to a union that endorsed imh. head no hesitation. and won him a lot of benefits and as we later learned it impressed the soviet union leadership. when you do something like the you get a lot of energy in your presidency here. and a lot of credit from your opposition. but it gives you sort of the wind in your sales here to keep your going. >> does it matter, what we call the asterisks. they are saying there were significant incentives from the state of indiana. those may have been very bad more the taxpayers. i don't know what they were but they could have been. the point is does it matter? does it matter? he has the head line.
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>> he said he was going to do something and he did. still about a thousand jobs that are still unaccounted for right now. there are two plants that carrier was shutting down in indianapolis and the next town over. the question is picking winners and losers, is that a good long-term strategy? and that can be problematic down the road. >> that is exactly what barack obama was kris criticized for. >> united technologies owns carrier. did donald trump threaten to pull back defense contracts if they moved? we don't know. >> and if he did so would that be wrong? that is another thing. >> it is not bad to have a -- [ inaudible ] i think on this one we should give this is a clear win. we should give him credit. i think it is not only important that he saved the thousand jobs. a thousand people out there
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who's families are going to sleep well as a result of this and going to have food on the table. also very important symbolically. fist move out of box. very decisive and sends a very very important message to working people in the country. i'm on your side. and as jeffrey will tell you what was that was one of the secrets that fdr. he didn't turn things around in the first term of office. but people felt he was on their side. and it made an enormous dimpbsz in his governing. >>. >> he and mike pence could have given away the house or the store the state for all we know. and in the end that is a horrible way to conduct policy. >> listen, you just went after president obama. president obama takes a lot of credit for stepping in and seeing the automobile industry. it made a huge difference to save those companies.
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>> republicans disagree with that. >> there are always going to be side deals. we celebrate and continue to celebrate to this day the cuban missile crisis and the way jfk handled that. there were side deals on that that made it possible. we found out about those later. they didn't matter. what's important is the president acted. >> the question is what's next and i said it very seriously about a person being able to make all these phone calls. in this case people might get a little bit of a chuckle because this is how specific and granular it can get. here is donald trump on the trail. >> no more oreos. i don't like oreos anymore. they are closing their big plant in chicago. they are moving it to mexico. i'll never eat another oreo again. >> i'm not eating oreos anymore. you know that. but neither is chris. you are not eating oreos anymore. no more or owes, for either of us. >> in all seriousness is that going to be the next thing he does. the plant is not closing but they did lose about 300 jobs.
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is he going to bring those jobs back. >> it is my understanding apple is reconsidering some of their moves on this kind of thing. >> -- >> right. but my point is i don't know that he's called apple. my point is that when you start doing this, other people are going to say i'm not sure i want a call from the president of the united states. i think i'd rather do this on my own. >> i think the exact opposite. i think they do want a call because they can negotiate. this is encouraging blackmail from companies all -- >> oh no -- >> -- perverse incentive for companies to do exactly what they -- >> [ inaudible ]. >> -- provide incentive for people to stay, that is a time-honored way of doing business. -- [inaudible] -- for a long time by offering up some tax breaks. there is nothing unusual about this. it is done all the time. >> the problem here is there is
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no transparency. he don't know whether he had to give away too much in order to make this happen. >> let's bring everyone to the table together. a thousand families now have jobs. short-term political gain, no question for donald trump. let's just see what the details are anyway. this is going happen for the next four years. >> we'll see if we do because as we point out it is a subsidiary of the united technologies which is way to big of this to actually merit by law formal disclosure. "outfront" next a private call between donald trump and a world leader. calling him exception in a country where o osama bin laden hid for years. and live in charlotte as well. hi mom... just checking back to see how you're doing.
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pakistan releasing a remarkable statement tonight revealing details of a private conversation between donald trump and the prime minister. the phone call taking place just a couple of days ago. and here is what they say happened to it. they put this out. usually these things say, you
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know, they talked about working together on the future. that is not what it said here. president trump and prime minister sharif, you have a very good reputation. you are a terrific guy. you are doing amazing work which is visible in every way. your country is amazing with tremendous opportunities. pakistanis are some of the most intelligent people and it continues. jim sciutto is "outfront." when you read this, it certainly seems to be word for word what trump said. >> well that is the thing. typically these call read outs are played. they seem designed to reveal absolutely nothing. this one reads like a transcript and knowing the way donald trump speaks in public it reads like an accurate transcript. just another quote here. oh i'm being invited to visit pakistan by the prime minister, mr. trump said he would love to come to a fantasy country, a fantasy place of fantastic people. please convey to the pakistani people they are amazing and all pakistanis i have known are
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exceptional people. said mr. donald trump according to the pakistani prime minister's office. seems based on past statements there might have been some overcompensation there dmoemtically. >> calling pakistanis exceptional fantastic and amazing is polar opposite of what he's called that country before. >> look at some of his tweets during the campaign. even into some of the most critical language he used about any country really in the world. here is one. get it straight. pakistan is not our friend. we've given them billions and billions of dollars and what did we get? betrayal and disrespect and much worse. time to get tough. he followed that up with another tweet mentional specifically osama bin laden. he said when will pakistan apologize to us for providing safe sanctuary to osama bin laden for six years. some ally. from an ally and pakistan is
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certainly a difficult relationship but it has been an ally in the war on terror. insulting language. and it is interesting, you have to imagine there are going to be other calls like this to other allies that donald trump has been very critical of. ironically he's been friendliest in his language to what many view here as an adversary and that is russia. he's going to have a lot of phone calls like this to repair those kind of relationships. >> thank you very much jim sciutto. my panel is back. mark let me start with you. this certainly seems like this is donald trump. >> it certainly was a fantastic, exceptional and amazing conversation. no he's not denying it. umm, i mean look donald trump has flip flopped on many many issues. to me it seems very plausible this conversation happened, that donald trump said all these innings and the pakistanis are expecting him to come over and visit. i mean that's -- >> that's not going to happen.
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>> i didn't say it was. i said they expect him to. >> what is your take on this? first i will say thank you to the pakistanis because this is fascinating to see what actually happens on these kind of calls. we wish we could see more often. but it is incredible how different this is. how stark from what he had said before. >> diplomatic niceties often require especially on a introduction to be nicer than you might be otherwise. so i think that's fine. what surprised me is how vacuous it is. the president, whom i've known starting way back when, nixon. they use these calls to advance american interests and politics and say look, we have issues we really need to discuss. this is not the time or place but i want to make sure you know how serious it is. and donald trump has chosen not to use state department briefing materials before he talks. i think after reading this transcript i think a little more
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attention could be paid to those briefings. >> no. i think amazing and fantastic. listen, listen. years ago the washington post political cartoonist, used to draw richard nixon all the time as vice president with a 5:00 shadow. nixon gets elected president and he draws an empty basher's chair and says to every president of the united states, a free shave. donald trump is in essence giving a free shave here i suspect to everybody out there. >> blank slate. >> a blank slate. and then he'll move forward from there. he's very much a realist. he is no fool. he will deal with the pakistanis as the pakistanis deal with him. i have not the slightest doubt about that. >> and then he calls the leadership there fantastic and amazing. it is a different prime minister than at the time. but his statement is blanket to the country. is that concerning to americans?
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you don't know. which trump is the trump that will govern? >> unfortunately this is the tendency we've seen far too often with donald trump and throughout the transition during the campaign. we don't know what he believes and where he'll come out on a particular issue. and often it depends on who's the last person he spoke to. because he had a conversation with pakistan, now pakistan is our friend. but if he has another conversation with india, india will be our friend. who knows where donald trump will come out and i think that is a terrible way to set foreign poms because we don't have any way of communicating to our allies that there is some stability and principle. >> and there is no evidence that he's going to bow to anybody. which is one of the criticisms. >> keep them on their toes. some other prime minister is going to read that and say he said the same thing to me and he -- >> -- a tradition of intentional ambiguity. that is particularly true with regard to taiwan and china. we've kept both oaf them in spence about what we might
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actually do if there were warfare between them. but that's been intended and followed by a number of presidents. i don't have a problem with ambiguity. i have a problem with having phone calls with important people and not saying anything. and building something. building the case where you ultimately want to go. >> you don't is a problem with fantastic, amazing and exceptional if applied across the board? >> listen, i think we need to give him a bit of a pass on whether he tries to be diplomatic and nice on the first phone call. but after that in the next minute of the conversation you would think they would move on to more substantive areas. pakistan is a critically important player and very explosive in that part of the world and i think this was an opportunity missed. >> you know, i think david really hit it on the head. there have been stories out now that donald trump has refused actually to get the brief s from the state department in order to have the talking points to get on the call to make the points and then to move on. and every world leaders is calling him right now. >> and he's doing it on his own
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the city of charlotte tonight bracing for protests after it was announced the officer who shot and killed a black man in september will not face charges. the officer was cleared in the shooting death of keith lament scott. because he was acting in self defense according to the district attorney. nick valuencia is "outfront." >> don't shoot him. don't shoot him h. e didn't the anything. >> the district attorney declared the shooting justified. >> it is my opinion that officer benson acted lawfully when he shot mr. scott.
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>> speaking at a press conference this morning the district attorney reinforcing what police are maintained. scott was holding a give up when he was shot and killed. >> based on the dash cam video phage and mrs. scott's video officers can be heard at least ten times commanding mr. scott to drop the gun. the video also shows that mr. scott did not comply with those commands. >> the decision not to charge brantly vincent was a difficult moment for scott's wife. holding bacterik tears as the mention of her husband's name. >> and at the end of the day whether he had a firearm in his hand or not, that is not the key question in terms of determining whether keith scott should have lost his life. it is whether or not that officer should have pulled the
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trigger and extinguished his life based on everything as a whole that occurred during the those moments. >> sad that these things can still happen in our country. >> reporter: community organizer andrew fifi was one of the first to call for resignation of the mayor, the police chief and now the district attorney. an activist among the many who have protested against the shooting. >> because i know that this is going happen again. and i'm afraid it is going to happen to me or one of my friends. there is not a person of color in this city that feels safe right now. >> here outside of the police department headquarters in charlotte, a much larger crowd was expected. but the rain of the course of the last hour that swept through here has seemed to keep many people at home. just in the last minutes more people have trickled in. also some intense dialogue happening right now from one of the captains of the police force. by and large it has remained peaceful. the scott family says they will
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continue to pursue justice. they say they will keep all avenues open to seek justice for ketone lamont skotd scott. >> and "outfront" now, danny cevales. i want to play when this erupted. part of the reason was what it was on tape from his widow. let me just play? >> drop the gun. drop the gun. >> he doesn't have a gun. he has a tbi. he's not going to do anything to you guys. he just took his medicine. >> drop the gun. drop the gun. >> keith, don't do it. keith, get out the car. keith, keith, don't you do it. don't you do it. keith, keith. keith, don't you do it. >>. [ shots fired ] >> did they do the right thing from what we had on tape? and obviously we had one perspective but just one
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perspective. >> i think the district attorney had a very reasoned and very well-supported argument for declining to presiden declining to prosecute. first, did the police have reasonable suspicion to make initial contact with the deceased? and secondly at that moment they fired the weapon, did they have a belief that they were about to be on the wrong end of the deadly force? those are the two issues here and the evidence the da looked at was critically the fact that there was a firearm. >> there was a gun. >> yeah, the video admittedly did not show a firearm in his hand. but the police officers can be heard on the video saying "drop the gun." several of them said it. and i think the weight of the evidence. that plus some witnesses who changed their story. the weight of the evidence, ultimately was in favor of the police and they declined to prosecute. i think it was the right decision.
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>> danny, thank you very much. >> and "outfront" next mitt romney called trump a phony and a fraud. trump said romney choked like a dog and was a stone cold loser. is this romantic candle lit dinner for real? and then jeanne moos ♪ you deserve a break today at mcdonald's ♪ >> remembering the man who turned the humble hamburger into the delicious big mac. ds. yogurt. get moving. keep moving. i know! try laxatives. been there, done that. my chronic constipation keeps coming back. i know. tell me something i don't know. vo: linzess works differently from laxatives. linzess treats adults with ibs with constipation or chronic constipation. it can help relieve your belly pain, and lets you have more frequent and complete bowel movements that are easier to pass. do not give linzess to children under six and it should not be given to children six to seventeen. it may harm them. don't take linzess if you have a bowel blockage.
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tonight the tale of two mitt romneys. you know it was just so recently that trump was a thorn in trump's side going so far as to accuse him of being a con man. tom foreman is "outfront." >> i've had a wonderful evening with president elect trump. we have another discussion about affairs throughout the world. and these discussions i've had with him have been enlightening and interesting and engaging. i've enjoyed them very very much. >> reporter: mitt romney sounding very much like a man who enjoyed a night out on the town with an old friend. except this is the same mitt
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romney who just months earlier ripped donald trump the candidate in no uncertain terms. >> donald trump is a phony a fraud. his promises are as worthless as a degree from trump university. >> reporter: and the candidate returned the favorite. >> reporter: the last election should have been won except romney choked like a dog. he choked. he went, i can't breathe. >> reporter: at the convention to crown the new gop nominee the former pick was conspicuously absent, having repeatedly damned trump's statements about mexican, and women. >> a trickle down racism and misogyny, all of these things are extraordinarily dangerous to the heart of america. >> trump hitting back tweeting he had a chance to be a failed president. now he calls me racist. and romneyer to in tore into tr
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very core. >> you say wait wait. isn't he a huge business success. doesn't he know what he's talk about? no he isn't. and no he doesn't. >> i backed him. you can see how loyal he is. he was begging for my e endorsement. i could have said mitt, trop to your niece. >> has there been a reconciliation? or is trump merely toying with romney. at least "saturday night live" has cast their vote for how the trump/romney drama will work out. >> this isn't going to work is it? >> i don't think so. >> the thing is it's possible donald trump already has what he
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needs out of this, which is the appearance of a unified republican party, the blessing of people who are more mainstream republicans who have kept him at arm's length saying well if mitt romney can come sit at the table with him maybe i can too. it did produce i think erin probably the most uncomfortable looking photograph of the entire election season. >> yes indeed. already. thank you very much. wow it is going to be amazing to see what happens with that decision. next jeanne moos on the man who whose 50-year-old invention still sells in the millions every day. ...and his pants ignited into flames, causing him to stop, drop and roll. luckily jack recently had geico help him with renters insurance. because all his belongings went up in flames. jack got full replacement and now has new pants he ordered from banana republic. visit and see how affordable renters insurance can be.
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mcdonald's sells 900 million big macs a year. all because of the idea of one man. here is jeanne moos. >> reporter: the creator of the big mac did not die from a big mac attack. >> well it is not really that unhealthy. >> big mac's maker. >> mr. jim delagotti. >> reporter: lived to the age of 98. nearly fifty years ago he first served his big mack at a mcdonald's franchise near pittsburgh. it was an instant success and mortalized by the jingle ♪ >> reporter: the original big
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mac sold for. >> 49 cents at the time. >> reporter: now it is five bucks and sold worldwide. >> what do they call a big mac? >> they say le big mac. >> only one in five individuals has ever tasted a big mac. mcdonald's didn't lower the flag to half staff but did tweet "jim we'll forever remember you." fans posted big mac photos. to honor the legacy why not return the big mac to its original size. another fan suggested if they cremate him, they should put him in a big mac box. i love big macs. but even guy whose invented it. jumbled the jiggle. >> two all beef patties, special sauce, let's, cheese on a --
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>> his family still owns and operates 21 mcdonald's in pennsylvania. jeanne moos, cnn. >> onions pickles on a sesame seed bun. >> reporter: -- new york. >> makes your mouth water. thanks for joining us. ac 360 starts now. >> in an exclusive interview tonight senator elizabeth warren on whether she thinks she can work with president elect donald trump and why she says her side lost the election. first we begin with how the trump administration is coming together. still no word on who will be the secretary of state. but other appointments are coming in. jim acosta joins me with the latest. jim the last time we spoke with you were in a new york city restaurant whispering to me on the phone while watching a meeting between romney and